Bordered by Eagle Rock, Glendale, and Atwater Village, Glassell Park is one of the city’s growing jewels. In 2013, a local artist installed a sign proclaiming “Glassellland” above the Glassell Park Recreation Center, a reference to the early iteration of the Hollywood sign. The neighborhood takes its name from Andrew Glassell, an early land owner and attorney and the first president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Many of the streets in the area are named after Glassell family members and friends.
Real Estate: Glassell Park is a neighborhood of many older single-family homes for sale in style from Craftsman to Spanish Revival to mid-century Modern along with small bungalows. There are apartments and condos available. Newer developments including single-lot projects and townhome complexes are increasingly popular in the area.
Community Life: Glassell Park’s main Rio de Los Angeles State Park and Los Angeles State Historic Park offer hiking trails and restored river wetlands as well as sports fields and a recreation area. Trendy boutiques and coffee shops that have already entered nearby Highland Park and Eagle Rock are also making forays into this area.
Education: Glassell Park is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District including Glassell Park Elementary, Washington Irving Middle, and Los Angeles River at Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies. Local private schools include St. Bernard Elementary and Ribet Academy which is housed in the former Theme Hosiery Factory. The LACCD Van De Kamp Innovation Center is housed in the former Van De Kamp bakery.
Transportation: Glassell Park is easily reached by the 2 Freeway and is served by public transportation including several bus lines and a Metro stop in nearby Highland Park.
Local Attractions: Forest Lawn Memorial Park is partly within the Glassell Park neighborhood.